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for the obama campaign? >>> and on the upswing, new data showing american are on the move again. and what that means for the economy and our three big money headlines. >>> speaking of on the move, members of congress going home and not coming back to conduct the people's business until after the november election. what does that mean for the fiscal cliff? >>> hi, great to have you with me. welcome to "weekends with alex witt," i'm thomas roberts. alex has the day off. here's what's happening as we start out 45 days and counting. today new questions about mitt romney's taxes after going public with his full 2011 return. he released those returns late friday. a document dump if you will. and also provided a certified summary of his tax returns over a two-decade period prior to 2010. for 2011, the romneys paid an effective tax rate of 14. % on income of about $13.7 million. mitt and ann romney also donated about $4 million to charity. the romney camp also says the former governor paid an average annual tax rate of about 20.2% between 1990 and 2009. that's in that summary document. meanwhile,
" article talking about the debates in which you quote "republican strategists fretting over obama's recent rise, said the debates could be the last best chance for romney to deliver a decisive blow, change the narrative and steady his campaign." that's quite a tall order, david. sounds like a level of desperation there and desperation then leads to mistakes as we've seen in the past. is that a worry at all for the romney camp? i've heard some analysts say that he needs a hail mary. i mean, is it that dramatic? >> absolutely. the romney camp won't come out and say that. everybody sort of tries to downplay expectations before these things. all eyes are on romney. he's trailing in the polls nationally and in the swing states. he said to his supporters, hey, you know, when i name a running mate and when i'm at my convention you're going to see the bumps. you haven't seen sustained bumps. this is his chance to do it. he's running out of chances. 60 member people could watch these debates. this is a big chance for him. >> the challenger gets a butch just for sharing a stage with the president in
. >> michelle obama is encouraging young voters to get to the polls. like right now. the first lady spoke to college students in iowa friday, urging them to go into nearby early voting booths to cast their ballots. >> you got a whole month to make it happen. a whole month to vote! as i tell my children, don't procrastinate. no procrastination. make it happen. do it today. >> joining me now, political reporter for "the washington post" felicia somnez and white house correspondent for the hill, amy barnes. good morning. >> good morning. >> so, amy, i'm going to start with you. on libya, earlier this week the president said on "the view" that he thought it was an act of terrorism. why is this being perceived as such a big reversal now? >> well, i think you're seeing them respond to susan rice, as we mentioned before, and other people in the administration who initially blamed the protests and the violence on the video. now they're sort of walking it back that this is a dramatic shift. what remains to be seen is how the administration, and how team obama the campaign will handle this. so far
pressure it is facing is much greater than ever. when president obama came to office, the international community was divided about iran. and iran was internally very united. the exact opposite is the case today. >> reporter: from the president on down, administration officials say the oil sanctions that have taken place over the summer, european oil sanctions now joining american oil sanctions, other economic sanctions, really taking a bite out of iran's economy. that may be enough to bring them to heel short of any military action against those nuclear installations. alex? >> pretty serious stuff we're discussing here. thanks. >>> meanwhile, around the globe, heightened security at u.s. embassies and consulates as officials try to contain violence over the anti-islamic video made by an american. in paris well-armed police are now guarding the american embassy as a group of protesters stand by. overall u.s. officials expect protests to be calm but continue in the coming days. >>> meanwhile, to the attack in libya, more arrests in the assault on the consulate that killed the u.s. ambass
attacks just the past hour from paul ryan to the obama campaign. while speaking to a group of voters in miami, the republican vice-presidential candidate slammed president obama for his remarks about changing washington from the outside. >> president obama admitted that he can't change washington from the inside. why do we send presidents to the white house in the first place? i mean, we send presidents to change and fix the mess in washington. and if this president has admitted that he can't change washington, then you know what? we need to change presidents! >> new questions today about mitt romney's taxes. the republican presidential nominee released his 2011 tax returns on friday, providing a summary of his two decades returns prior to 2010. a government shutdown has been avoided with the senate finalizing a stop fan budget measure before adjourning after midnight. the house adjourned. this is the earliest time before an election to adjourn in some 50 years. >>> no progress was made on preventing the so-called fiscal cliff, and no farm bill. members won't return until after the n
that president obama has placed us on? >> no. >> or do we want to snap out of this, get things right and get this country back on track by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states? [ cheers ] >> the problem with president obama and lots of politicians like him in washington are that they're more concerned about their next election than they are about the next generation. we are not going to make that mistake. we will lead. because what mitt and i are asking you is, help us get this country back on the right track. we want to earn your votes and deserve this victory so that we have the mandate and the moral authority to get this country back on the right track. [ cheers ] >> now, to be fair, president obama came in in some pretty tough times. no two ways about that. he inherited a difficult situation. but here's the problem. he didn't make things any better. he's made things worse! he's run out of ideas. and that is why -- no, he had high des. let me correct you there. he had a lot of ideas and he got most of his ideas in place and that's the problem. you see -- >> there y
work at the white house, they say he wanother one of presiden obama's secret gay boyfriends. why would anyone leave west hollywood to work at the white house. gay, gay, gay, gay, gay. world net daily says so. now the president is going to have to unveil his straight certificate. the long form one. i love these people. weekend's with alex witt starts now. >>> the man behind the anti-muslim film that has sparked worldwide protests is being questioned by police today. in yet another twist in the ongoing saga. this has protests against americans spread to countries beyond the arab world. the latest from the region in live reports. >>> new swing state polls, nbc's chuck todd joins me with results that give us a much clearer picture of what will happen in november. the latest line on undecided voters might surprise you. >>> the iphone 5. could the latest apple product break new ground? and it's already setting sales records. that much we know. good morning, everyone. welcome to weekends with alex witt. let's get to what's happening right now out there. we have some new developments ove
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